Let our family help you create your family. North Country Hospital’s  Birthing Center has 4 beautiful birthing rooms. These intimate, warmly decorated rooms let you have your baby in a special setting with all of the comfort and privacy of your bedroom and a relaxing whirlpool tub. You will still have all of the medical attention and modern equipment of a traditional delivery room. The birthing room concept allows the family to participate in the birth in a relaxed atmosphere.

North Country Hospital’s Maternal/ Child Department has been well-known for its philosophy of family-centered care for quite some time. During your stay with us, a designated support person is welcome to spend the night if a bed is available.

The birthing rooms are a part of our family-centered care and make it possible for all of our moms to enjoy a family birthing experience if they wish. You are welcome to come to visit anytime and see the birthplace of your family.

North Country Hospital, as a promoter of optimal health care, has been dedicated to the success of breastfeeding mothers and babies through the Lactation Program since its beginning twenty-one years ago. We have two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. These nurses have over 48 years of combined experience. Together with the efforts of our local Public Health department, our breastfeeding rates are among the highest in the state of Vermont.

The Lactation Services Program offers:

  • Free: up to one-hour prenatal education visits
  • Free: follow-up postpartum hospital visits as needed
  • Free: outreach contacts via telephone or email for up to one year and beyond for breastfeeding moms offering support and assistance as needed

North Country Maternal Child Health
189 Prouty drive
Newport, Vermont 05855

Second Floor


Our birthing suites have been thoughtfully crafted to provide a soothing ambiance, ensuring mothers feel at ease as they embark on this incredible experience. The spacious and well-appointed room is equipped with the latest advancements in maternal and child healthcare, offering cutting-edge technology to enhance the safety and care of both mother and baby.

There is also a dedicated area for water births, allowing mothers the option of a gentle and calming water delivery experience. The warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with the therapeutic benefits of water, creates a serene environment that supports the natural process of childbirth.



Dr. Jennifer Menon, NCH Pediatrics

Jennifer Menon, MD, FAAP

Sarah Davidson MD, FAAP

Sarah Davidson, MD, FAAP

Alexandra Bannach MD, FAAP

Alexandra Bannach, MD, FAAP

Robert Primeau, MD

Peter Stuart MD

Peter Stuart, MD

Mahmood Vaezzadeh, MD

Mahmood Vaezzadeh, MD

Lesley Rae Larsen, CNM

Lesley Rae Larsen, MSN, CNM